Sunday, August 7, 2011

I Do Not Know About Tomorrow: But I Know Who Holds My Hand!

For thousands of years people have tried to predict the future and some have even claimed, as we have seen recently, to tell the future. Sometimes a few people have made some pretty good predictions. As Christians we know that only the Holy Bible has been, and always will be one hundred percent accurate in prophecies about the future. There has been many prophecies fulfilled in the old Testament by the coming of Jesus and there are more that remain to be fulfilled and we know, as believers in The Lord,  they will take place. We have a true source to all the future in God's Word.
As Christians we are aware of Jesus' promise to return to the earth, but there is is another promised event that some people fail to realize because some are less familiar with and that is the rapture of the church.
 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words  {1Thessalonians 4: 16,17,18}
Some people may laugh, at what I'm saying, but one day without warning, every born again believer, who is alive on this earth will suddenly just disappear. Like the song says "GONE". They will join believers who have died, and all will meet Jesus in the clouds. The sad thing is all those that are left behind will face the worse time in the history of the world. Those people may think that it is bad now on this earth but just wait! It will be to late for for those that heard the truth of the gospel message and rejected it.
So what will the future hold for those who are left behind? Beginning  after the rapture, the tribulation will start off with a time of great peace because a man will rise to power {I think he is already here} as a great peace maker, but that will soon change. There will be, and already is, a secret power of lawlessness at work that reminds us the end is coming. Evil will become more and more unrestrained and not held back as the history of this world comes to a close.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed , the son of perdition;Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed , the son of perdition; {2Thessalonians 2: 3,4}
We see the evil getting worse everyday and it will continue to do so and even more so after the rapture of the church. That secret power of lawlessness is a behind the scene activity of evil powers that has operated throughout the course of human history. It is a one hundred percent evil and destructive process that deceives and entraps those people who reject the Lord and the truth of the gospel. It also turns some of the church world from the truth faith and they will except the lies that will be more and more common in the church. I would say that Chrislam is one of the lies that are being excepted today in the church. We as followers of the Lord must be ready because the end is near. Even so come Lord Jesus!

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